International Fees and Scholarships

International Tuition Fees Academic Year 2018/19

These fees apply to Staffordshire University courses for the academic year 2018/19.

Tuition Fees Academic Year 2018/19:

Undergraduate (Bachelors) £11,100*
Postgraduate courses by research (MPhil/PhD) £12,250*
Postgraduate taught courses £12,500*
Postgraduate taught courses (extended) £12,700*
Master of Business Administration (MBA) £14,250*

Law LPC and LLM combined

*Per Annum (for September 2018 and January 2019 intakes)
Click here for further information of tuition fees

Tuition Fees Academic Year 2017/18:

Undergraduate (Bachelors) £10,900*
Postgraduate courses by research (MPhil/PhD) £12,000*
Postgraduate taught courses £12,300*
Postgraduate taught courses (extended) £12,800*
Master of Business Administration (MBA) £13,950*

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

*Per Annum (for January 2018 intake) if applicable

Staffordshire University tuition fees include International Welcome Week activities, a free bedding pack if you live in University accommodation (includes a duvet and sheets); a free email account and unlimited use of the University's IT and library facilities.

International Scholarships at Staffordshire University 2017/18

Staffordshire University is proud to announce a new range of International Scholarships for entry in September 2017 and January 2018.

As part of our ongoing commitment to increase the number of high quality international students on campus at Staffordshire, we have taken the decision to offer a range of generous Scholarships to international students domiciled in the following countries:

Africa:                        Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
East Asia:                   China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
Europe:                       Norway and Turkey
Middle East                Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
South Asia:                 Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
South East Asia:          Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

a) New Merit Scholarships

Available to international students (domiciled in the countries above) enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2017 and January 2018.
The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows: 

(International Year One Engineering)
Automatic £1,000 scholarship for applicants who meet the published entry requirements

Automatic £1,000 Scholarship for applicants who meet the published entry requirements


Postgraduate taught

Automatic Scholarship as follows:

Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:2 degree: £1,000


b) New Undergraduate Progression Scholarships

The New Undergraduate Progression Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis dependent on performance across the full academic year.
For example, if a student achieves First Class Aggregate grades at the end of their first-year studies at Staffordshire, they will automatically qualify for a £2,000 discount
in their second year tuition fees.
Full details follow:

On progression to Years 2, 3 and 4 (dependent on performance across the full academic year) the following will be awarded:Aggregate First Class Degree:     £2,000
Aggregate 2.1 Class Degree:        £1,500
Aggregate 2.2 Class Degree:        £1,000

c) International Partnerships Progression Scholarship  

£1,000 Scholarship for all students who progress to Staffordshire University from an International Partner Institution

d)  Eligibility Criteria

  1. Eligibility by country
    Scholarships are to be confined to international tuition fee payers only who are domiciled in one of the countries listed above
    This will be evidenced in the application process by the submission of a valid passport

  2. Eligibility by funding status
    Scholarships will be available to self-funding students only and not to those in receipt of company, government or philanthropic trust funding.
    For example, students funded by Shell, the Saudi government, the Aga Khan Foundation etc. will not be eligible for a Staffordshire University scholarship

  3. Students who receive the Alumni Discount of 15% will not be eligible for any further Staffordshire University scholarship

  4. Students who receive the International Partner Progression Scholarship will not be eligible for any further Staffordshire University scholarship

  5. Eligibility for Undergraduate Progression Scholarship
    Should a student repeat a year due to academic failure, they will not receive a Progression Scholarship as they will not have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or call: +44 (0) 1782 422301 


International Deposit Academic Year 2017/18

Staffordshire University requires international applicants to pay a deposit to secure a place on their chosen course. Upon receipt of a deposit, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number which you will need to apply for your visa. Our standard deposit is £3,500, with 50% of the total annual tuition fees to be paid at or before enrolment. If you apply via one of our recognised agents, they will guide you through this process. Please note: Students enrolling on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) blended learning are only required to pay an initial deposit of £500. 

If you apply directly to the University, there are a number of ways you can pay (see details under Payment of Tuition Fees).

The deposit is non-refundable. Once you have paid it, you have made a commitment to study at the University. We will only consider a deposit refund if your visa application has been rejected and you are able to provide satisfactory evidence of rejection from the Home Office. The University will not refund your deposit if the reason for refusal is based on one of the following:-

1. Fraudulent documentation or fraudulent activity
2. Not being a “genuine student”
3. Insufficient maintenance or evidence of maintenance

Should you fail to enrol at the University, or withdraw from your course, we are at liberty to report this to the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI).


Payment of Tuition Fees Academic Year 2017/18

All international students are required to pay 50% of their total annual tuition fee before or at enrolment on-campus (this includes any payments already received i.e. £3,500 deposit). Please be aware that it can take a couple of weeks to open a UK bank account because of extensive security checks (see below), so you must ensure that you have a means to pay 50% of your total annual tuition fee before or as soon as you arrive otherwise you will not be able to enrol on your course.

There are three stages to your payment process:

  1. An initial deposit of £3,500
  2. 50% of your annual fee before or at enrolment (to include any monies already received)
  3. Final payment of remaining fees. The final payment deadline for:
    January 2018 entrants is 6th April 2018
    September 2017 entrants is 24th November 2017 

Please note:  If you have been awarded a Staffordshire University Scholarship, this will be deducted from the total tuition fees. Any discounts will also be deducted from the total tuition fees.

Payment of Fees can be made in one of several ways:

  • By Banker's Draft payable to Staffordshire University, to be sent to: Staffordshire University, Financial Services, Trent Building, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF, UK. Ensure your applicant number is included on the bankers draft, as unidentified payments cannot be credited to your account
  • By fund transfer into the University's Lloyds TSB bank account: Swift address LOYDGB2L BIC code LOYDGB21221 IBAN code GB83 LOYD 3098 0000 8583 83 
  • Secure website for
    If you pay online you will be required to use your Application Number to verify your identity. After enrolment, when you are paying the balance of your fees, you can also use your Student Number or an Invoice Number to prove your identity.  

If you have applied via an agent, you can pay your deposit via them by banker's demand draft.  The agent will transfer this to Staffordshire University, and you will be provided with a payment receipt and a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Please do not make payments by cash.

Acceptance for Studies

IMPORTANT: If you send any payment directly to the University, please include your full name and application reference number with the payment.  Unidentified payments cannot be credited to your account.

Please note that it takes approximately three days to process your payment once received by the Finance Department.  Your CAS will not be issued until your initial deposit of £3,500 has been processed. 


How to Determine Your Fee Status

For further information with regard to your fee status please see the attached guidance.  If you have been asked to provide information with regard to your own circumstances, please complete the appropriate form and then upload via your applicant portal.

Students of EU origin who are living or who have lived abroad (PDF, file size: 92.1KB)
Students of overseas origin who now live in the UK or EU (PDF, file size: 71.44KB)
Notes for Guidance (PDF, file size: 187.71KB)



While every effort has been made to provide accurate information, Staffordshire University cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in this page.  All elements of the tuition fee, scholarship and discount packages are offered in good faith.  The start dates of some courses may preclude students taking advantage of some activities covered by tuition fees – e.g. Meet and Greet service and International Welcome Week.